Fundación Internacional Bases (FIB) is a civil society organization that thinks globally and acts locally. FIB takes part in the most important current discussions related to individual liberties and the market economy. We do not seek to be just another voice. Instead, we work to have an active role in a substantial change that brings the triumph of freedom, a social order of responsible individuals, the liberalization of the economy, and a diminishing role of government in our lives. To do this we actively cooperate with think tanks, individuals, educational institutions, people in new media, and all those who want to achieve real freedom.
It is commonly assumed on the left and (increasingly) on the right that free markets foster — and that state regulation controls — the growth and market power of large corporations. Liberalized international trade and investment policies, in particular, are often criticized by market skeptics as a tool that large companies use to strengthen their dominant position at the expense of workers and potential competitors. Liberals and other free-market supporters, of course, argue the opposite: that free-market competition encourages "creative destruction" - that is, the economically valuable displacement of the old, with big business being displaced by newer competitors, as first described by economist Joseph Schumpeter — and thus serves as a powerful cap on large companies, which often lobby for and benefit from trade restrictions and other state regulations that discourage new entrants to the market.